The recent wave of scholarly interest in comics and graphic novels has arrived in German Studies. Some of the most interesting work comments on the ways comic artists explore the formal, that is, visual means of their medium including aspects such as panel shapes, page design, and coloring. A topic that has not yet been at the center of scholarly attention lies at the very intersection between the visual and the non-visual.
The Renaissance Society of America (RSA) is now accepting proposals for individual presentation proposals and complete panels for its 2018 annual conference, to be held March 22-24, 2018 in New Orleans, LA. The Journal of Jesuit Studies regularly sponsors panels at this conference. We are looking to organize panels in any aspect of Jesuit studies in any region, up to the year 1700.
World ORT and the University of Southampton are pleased to announce 2 graduate fellowships of £5000 each, for Masters- or PhD-level students applying to study Jewish History and Culture at the University of Southampton beginning in October 2017.
Students may work on any area or period of Jewish history and culture, and be registered in any department where they can be supervised by a member of the Parkes Institute (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/parkes/index.page).
What are the relationships among historical narratives, fictional narratives, and the narratives that the tourist industry creates? Contributions are solicited for a collection of essays that will map the boundaries of and intersections among these discourses of “place” and its significance, with an emphasis on literary tourism and the British Isles.
Literature associated with slavery provokes and often seeks to provoke emotional responses. This has been most widely studied in the context of late 18th and 19th sentimentalism, a key dimension of abolitionist movements. As a first major case of affective politics, slavery paved the way for more recent efforts to not only ‘harness’ emotional responses to human rights abuses but also train subjects to experience them.
Cross-posted from H-ArtHist. --ed.
Emancipations in the Austro-Hungarian and Russian Empires
June 11-13, 2017
Central European University
Nádor utca 15, Budapest
Sunday, June 11
17:45-18:00 Welcoming Remarks
Mihály Kálmán (Budapest)
András Kovács (Budapest)
Chair: Michael L. Miller (Budapest)